Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
We are excited to announce the initiation of the hazard mitigation plan update process for our District. As part of our commitment to ensuring the safety and resilience of our District, we are working on updating our existing hazard mitigation plan to address the evolving challenges posed by natural and human-made hazards.
What is a Hazard Mitigation Plan?
A hazard mitigation plan is a comprehensive strategy that assesses the risks and vulnerabilities associated with various hazards, such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, etc. It identifies actions and measures to reduce the impacts of these hazards, protect lives, infrastructure, and property, and enhance resilience.
Why Update the Hazard Mitigation Plan?
Updating our hazard mitigation plan allows us to incorporate the latest data, scientific knowledge, and input to develop a robust and effective strategy. By staying proactive and adaptive, we can better prepare for and mitigate the risks of hazards, ensuring a safer and more resilient District.
Key Steps in the Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Process:
- Data Collection and Risk Assessment: We will gather data and analyze hazards, vulnerabilities, and potential impacts to identify priority areas for mitigation actions.
- Stakeholder Engagement: We value your input and will conduct public meetings, workshops, and surveys to gather feedback, insights, and local knowledge. We encourage everyone to participate and share their ideas.
- Strategy Development: Based on the risk assessment and stakeholder input, we will develop a comprehensive strategy that outlines specific actions and projects to reduce the impacts of hazards.
- Plan Review and Approval: The draft hazard mitigation plan will be available for public review and comment. We will consider the feedback and make necessary revisions before submitting the plan for official approval.
- Implementation and Monitoring: Once approved, we will implement the hazard mitigation actions and monitor progress to ensure the plan's effectiveness.
Public Survey Results
Between July 12 and August 25, 2023, almost 90 surveys were completed. The survey asked community members for input on what hazards, emergency response, and risk prevention are vital to them. Results will guide the Hazard Mitigation Plan to improve strategies and public outreach. Read the survey summary.
Stay Informed and Get Involved:
We will provide regular updates and notifications regarding the hazard mitigation plan update process through our website, social media platforms, and community outreach. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay informed and engaged.
If you have any questions regarding this subject or would like to learn about more ways you can participate in the updates to the 2024 CVWD Hazard Mitigation Plan, please contact Lorraine Garcia, Communication Manager at CVWD, at (760) 398-2661 ext. 2549 or by email at Lorraine.Garcia@cvwd.org.